From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know Before Making a Return Trip to China

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Ponte, Iris Chin

Every year, hundreds of adoptive families embark on homeland trips to China and other countries. Homeland trips offer great opportunities for helping adopted children develop a coherent narrative that makes sense of their complicated beginnings. Although the trip can be a joyful experience, it can also raise many challenges.

The chapters of this book-by Joyce Maguire Pavao, Jane Brown, Jane Leidtke, Rose Lewis, and many ...

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Overview

Ponte, Iris Chin

Every year, hundreds of adoptive families embark on homeland trips to China and other countries. Homeland trips offer great opportunities for helping adopted children develop a coherent narrative that makes sense of their complicated beginnings. Although the trip can be a joyful experience, it can also raise many challenges.

The chapters of this book-by Joyce Maguire Pavao, Jane Brown, Jane Leidtke, Rose Lewis, and many others-offer the engaging perspectives of adoptive parents, professionals, researchers, and, most importantly, adopted children themselves. Together, they comprise a unique, invaluable resource that will help families prepare for a homeland trip, make decisions about how to travel, anticipate what they might experience in China, and meaningfully integrate events and emotions after arriving back home.

From Home to Homeland is for all internationally adoptive families considering a homeland trip or figuring out how to best make sense of a trip after returning home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597430036
  • Publisher: Yeong & Yeong Book Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 363
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Amy Klatzkin 1

I Getting Ready: Preparing Children and Families for the Trip

1 Facing Fears and Empowering Children- Before the Trip Debra Jacobs 9

2 A Homeland Tour Preparation Primer Practical Preparation Tips, Ideas and Project Iris Culp 15

3 Preparing Children for a Return Trip Serena Fan 23

4 Before You Pack Developments Considerations in Placing a Heritage Trip Ellen Pinderhughes Richard Pinderhughes 29

5 The Art of Chinese Gift Giving Iris Chin Ponte 36

6 Travel Medicine Preparing for Homeland Trips Laurie Miller 42

7 Back to Where It All Began A Consultation and Therapeutic Model for Family and Country Connections Post-Adoption Joyce Maguire Pavao 53

II Choosing Group or Independent Travel

8 The Group Travel Experience Andrea Williams 63

9 On Our Own Adventures in Independent Travel Debra Jacobs 71

10 The Independent Travel Option Unexpected Joys and Complexities of a Personalized Adoption Journey David Youtz 81

III Making Connections in China

11 Roots and Routes A Narrative in Belonging Sheena Macrae 91

12 Six Degrees of Separation Nurturing Networks and Creating Connections in China Robin Carton 102

13 Experiencing Life in Rural China Susan Beth Morgan 110

14 Heritage Trips for Two Generations J. Meimei Ma 121

IV The Heart of the Matter: Visiting the Orphanage, Finding Site and Foster Family

15 Walking My Baby Back Home Traveling Bark to China with My Daughters Bonnie Ward 133

16 A Rock and a Hard Place Anonymous 142

17 History, Pride, Self-Confidence What My Daughter Learned in China Sandra E. Lundy 153

18 Through the Crucible A Difficult Orphanage Visit Somehow Eases the Pain of Loss Anonymous 162

19 Walking Down the Village Path Jane Leidtke 171

20 Out and About in China-Or Not Making the Decision About How to Present Our Family at the Orphange Anonymous 177

21 There's No Place Like Home Mitchell Klein Lee Klein 186

22 My Second Trip of a Lifetime Rore A. Lewis 195

V Traveling with Children Who Face Emotional Challenges

23 Good Intentions, Difficult Consequences Jane Samuel 209

24 Traveling with a Traumatized Child Anonymous 218

VI Primary Sources: Adoptees' Own Experiences of Returning to China

25 Three on the Road in South China Lorena GuiFeng Lyons 231

26 Returning Home Step by Step Jenna Cook 237

27 Coming Full Circle Stephanie W. 244

28 Good Night Moon, Goodnight Mom Jennifer Bao Yu "Precious Jade" Jue-Steuck 253

VII Extending the Trip: Living in China Temporarily

29 Making the Homeland "Home" Dawn Faulkner Schmokel 267

30 Six Months in China The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Anne Donohua 276

31 Living Behind the Great Wall Marion Radin 287

VIII Home Again: Lasting Impact of the Trip

32 What the Children Have Taught Me Jane A. Brown 303

33 "Owning" a Little Piece of China Phyllis Pincus 316

IX Thoughts for Further Inquiry: What the Research Tells Us

34 Chinese Views on International Adoption Tony Xing Tan Xiaohui Fan 327

35 Searching for Origins Parent and Child Perspectives on Return Trips to China Iris Chin Ponte Leslie Kim Wang Serena Fan 338

Acknowledgments 352

Contributors 355

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